An Unwanted Guest

An Unwanted Guest


AS FEATURED ON BBC RADIO 2: 'Properly gripping' Romesh Ranganathan

The Sunday Times bestseller from the number one bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR and EVERYONE HERE IS LYING.

'Crafted like a vintage Christie and just as tense, this will be a smash hit.' Heat
'Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari Lapena's novels are domestic noir at its finest.' Simon Kernick


We can't choose the strangers we meet.

As the guests arrive at beautiful, remote Mitchell's Inn, they're all looking forward to a relaxing weekend deep in the forest, miles from anywhere. They watch their fellow guests with interest, from a polite distance.

Usually we can avoid the people who make us nervous, make us afraid.

With a violent storm raging, the group finds itself completely cut off from the outside world. Nobody can get in - or out. And then the first body is found . . . and the horrifying truth comes to light. There's a killer among them - and nowhere to run.

Until we find ourselves in a situation we can't escape. Trapped.



***** 'Best book I've read in ages'
***** 'On the edge of my seat to the end'
***** 'Had me hooked from start to finish'
***** 'Incredibly readable and unputdownable'
***** 'I haven't picked up a book in 9 years and I'm so glad that I picked this up! I loved it.'

ORDER the gripping new thriller from No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Shari Lapena: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?


  • If you want an unputdownable thriller, you’re in luck – best-seller Shari Lapena is back with a new whodunnit…Crafted like a vintage Christie and just as tense, this will be a smash hit

About the author

Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena is the internationally bestselling author of the thrillers The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know, The End of Her, Not a Happy Family and Everyone Here is Lying which have all been Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been sold in forty territories around the world. She lives in Toronto.

Facebook: ShariLapena
Twitter: @sharilapena
Instagram: sharilapena
Learn More

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more